238: CSM17 Roundtable #2 feat. Stitch, Arsia, and Phantomite

-Stitch Kaneland, Arsia Elkin, and Phantomite join us for a very special lowsec edition of the CSM roundtables

-With no Alek in sight, Zeero and Diamond put these three candidates through their paces on lowsec, force projection, and how well they will (or wont!) work with the nullsec reps in CSM17

-Speaking of, accusations of misconduct fly as we get into #6RealTalk territory with our CSM16 incumbents

236: FanFest Group Therapy Feat. Brisc, Frost, Jin, and More

4 Guests, 2 Hosts, 1 Puzzle

-Possibly the most guests we’ve ever had: Brisc Rubal, Frost Ees OP, the returning Jin’Taan, and Golden Elite member Mark Havoc

-All the guests went to FanFest, as did Alek. Zeero and Laeve (who has to leave early into the show) were our eyes in the sky watching via stream and taking notes

-FanFest on the ground: venue, attendee reactions, after party shenanigans

-FanFest as she is played: CCP’s announcements, whether they hit the mark, how players are taking the changes in the week since, and the baffling mysteries of CCP’s marketing strategies

-All this and more!

Subscription status post-FanFest:
  • Subscribed but Suspicious 54%, 28 votes
    28 votes 54%
    28 votes - 54% of all votes
  • Happily Subscribed 31%, 16 votes
    16 votes 31%
    16 votes - 31% of all votes
  • Mulit-Month Sub Not Renewing/Cancelled 8%, 4 votes
    4 votes 8%
    4 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Not Subscribed, Wont Subscribe 6%, 3 votes
    3 votes 6%
    3 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Not Subscribed but Will Subscribe in 2022 2%, 1 vote
    1 vote 2%
    1 vote - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 52
May 16, 2022 - May 30, 2022
Voting is closed

166: We Back

“Laeva…teinn? tainn? teenn?”

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-Vacation highlights
-Hard Knocks knocked out of their home WH by Imperium
-TRI move op gets ambushed by Imperium and other setbacks relocating north
-Operation Snowblind breaks the game
-Laeve, now in Shadow Cartel, tells us about the view from atop Low Sec Mountain
-Speaking of, TEST takes a massive cap loss in lowsec. Artimus goes beyond the headlines to break down the strategic considerations that sparked this fight
-TRI’s eviction sets off Scalding Pass powder keg

154: Abuse and Neglect with Tarek Raimo

“Only nerds read.”

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-Resurgent Crossing Zebras contributor and noted spai Tarek Raimo guest stars

-Gazing into the Abyss: The DoW fanbase weighs in on the worst part of abyssal deadspace, which the rest of the crew doesn’t get

-Everyone bares the emotional scars which led them to this point

-Tarek goes into his history as an EVE spy and how he transitioned into writing for CZ

-We discuss his recent article on the legacy, both good and bad, of the departing CCP Seagull and how far the CSM/CCP communication has come

-Tarek makes the case for EVE Lore as a way to grow the player base to a skeptical Alek